Have you tried BeBee.com?
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This is a new social and professional networking platform. It's great for people trying out blogging. Less silly than Facebook and much friendlier than LinkedIn. Has anyone tried it out? I have and I think it's great for people of my age.
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FaceBook
1 Posts Last Activity 23/12/2015
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Hi everyone, can someone tell me why I cannot comment on the Silver Surfers FaceBook page please. I have liked and follow the page and the notifications come up on my news feed, but when I go to the page I cannot comment. There is no 'comment' option. I can see everyone else's comments but can't make my own. Feeling a little left out!
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Our personal details online
1 Posts Last Activity 31/10/2015
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I have just seen that M&S had issues today with some customers seeing other customers details when they login to the new loyalty card called "Sparks". last week there was a huge outrage with talktalk being hacked. First they thought it was by Russian Hackers and in todays papers they are saying its a 15 year old boy in Northern Ireland! Incredible that a kid that age can disrupt a major company like TalkTalk
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Kindle vs Book
30 Posts Last Activity 09/12/2016
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Most books are now available to download … do you have a Kindle or similar or do you tend to read an actual book? Do you have a preference?
Scams
2 Posts Last Activity 26/05/2014
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I am forever getting phone calls regarding ‘virus’ ‘ on my laptop but had my first phone call regarding a problem with my broadband service and provider. When I told the caller at the other end of the phone that I would phone my provider personally he hung up. BEWARE
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A D.I.Y. TV aerial
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I recently bought a little 7″ freeview TV. For the aerial it had a small stand with a piece of wire attached which didn’t work at all well. So, I decided to dig out my old textbooks and make myself an aerial. I got a piece of brass curtain rod, and cut two 12.5cm lengths. I put them onto a garden cane, so that they almost touched, and glued them to keep them in position. Then I found a piece of coax cable, with a plug on one end. I fixed the inner wire and the outer sheath to the middle ends of the two pieces of curtain rod. (You can do this by soldering, or by drilling two small holes and putting in a couple of self tapping screws.) It rests on top of our Guinea pigs cage in the conservatory, and gives us good TV pictures on all channels. You need to check if the TV signal in your area is vertically or horizontally polarised by looking at the other TV aerials nearby. Then point your aerial in the right direction. Its a con that so many people in our area have had brand new rooftop aerials to get the Freeview channels.
Should we start a petition to get TV manufacturers to simplify remote controls for our televisions?
6 Posts Last Activity 09/12/2016
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Is it just me or are TV remote controls over complicated, especially for the older generation? My mother suffers from dementia, and really struggles with operating her TV. She has 2 controls; one for the TV operation, and the other for her set top Digital box, which she needs to be able to continue using her TV since the digital switchover. She struggles to comprehend how they both work together, and ends up unable to watch television because it is over complicated. With our aging population, is it time for us to insist that TV manufactures give us a choice between very simple controls, with a limited number of buttons (on/off, volume, channel choice)?? What do you think?